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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries...more
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First, it is in Utah, home of lots and lots of dinosaur bones. Second, it is nestled up on the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. The views are spectacular from the decks. Third, it is right next to one of the nicest botanical gardens in...More
The Natural History Museum of Utah is not only situated in a beautiful location, overlooking the Salt Lake Valley, it is filled with amazing displays, interactive exhibits, a glassed-in room to watch paleontologists work on actual dinosaur bones, and a whole variety of things for...More
Though I do miss the previous location in President's circle on the University of Utah campus...our new museum space succeeds on the WOW factor. The building alone complements the foothill terrain and sits aside another Salt Lake City gem, Red Butte Garden. The museum offers...More
I love this museum. It has the best selection if dinosaur bones indigenous to utah. It has like 5? Levels of different exhibits. It has a cafe and always has different traveling special exhibits. This place is worth every penny of admission. Parking could be...More
We are founding members and continue to renew our support because of the well done and interesting displays, fascinating traveling exhibits, as well as lecture series and special events. In the museum, you ascend through time starting at the lower level: prehistory (with some jaw...More
The museum is located in Salt Lake City set into a hill and constructed of copper from area Utah mines. This is a modern museum with an active paleontology Department on view while touring. Special events are very timely and well thought out. Echo our...More
Yes, this mueum is a must go. The dinosaur fossils are amazing and there are special temporary exhibits as well. When i went there was a cool viking exhibit. There are also areas you can walk around outside the museum.
We are going to Washington DC from June 6-10 prior to a family reunion in Richmond. I am having a hard time figuring out a good itinerary so the kids can see what they want but go too overboard and get crabby. I'm not sure how long to allow for each thing. The main things we want to see are The Museum of Natural History, Museum of Air and Space, the pandas at the zoo, Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials (possibly by bike rental), National Cathedral, a dc ducks tour, look at...More
May 14, 2009|
There is no "children's museum" in DC. The old one closed several years ago. The new one will be at National Harbor but isn't open yet.
Roadtrip San Jose-Los Angeles-San Diego in December (6 Replies)
Hello, my family (2 adults + 3-year-old daughter) is going to visit San Diego from San Jose during the Christmas week. My daughter can take 2-3 hours nap on the car in the afternoon, but will complain after more than 2 hours drive when not sleeping. We prefer to keep her daily routine during travel, so our ideal day on the road would be: taking off around 9AM, maximum 2 hours drive in the morning with breaks for sightseeing/lunch/snack, 3 hours continuous drive after 1PM or 2PM followed...More
August 13, 2015|
Q1: How is weather at Point Lobos in Winter? Will it be too cold for a picnic there? Our weather changes daily. In winter, we could see mild, sunny days or blustery, wet ones. Too far out to say at this point ************************************************************ Q2: If we take HWY-1 (to see elephant seals) we might want to have dinner at Cambria and drive to Pismo Beach. Will the drive in the winter evening from Cambria to Pismo be very dark and dangerous? Carmel to Cambria...More
natural history museum vs page museum (8 Replies)
Hi, We're considering going to either the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles or the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits on our next visit to LA with my daughters (4 and 1). The 4 year old is very into science and dinosaurs and bugs. From the web sites, it sounds like the Natural History Museum is a better choice....anyone been to both and care to comment? TripAdvisor ranks the Page Museum higher in terms of things to do... thanks
August 20, 2008|
Response fromJulie F|
Page Museum is very nice - but on the small side. It has many fossils - but NOT dinosaurs. They are from the ice age time and are of saber tooth tigers, woolly mammoths. In the immediate area are many other museums as well as being close to the Grove shopping center. The Natural History Museum is much larger with a wider variety of science exhibits. It is next to the LA Science Museum which is also very nice. Those two museum are just south of downtown LA next to USC. The Natural History...More